Generic Name: AMPHETAMINE/DEXTROAMPHETAMINE EXTENDED-RELEASE -
ORAL Pronounced: (am-FET-a-meen/DEX-troe-am-FET-a-meen) Adderall XR Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to sympathomimetic drugs (e.g.,
epinephrine, pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies. This product
may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
certain mental/mood conditions (e.g., agitation,
heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat,
coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure, cardiomyopathy)
problems with heart structure (e.g., valve
history of heart attack or stroke
moderate or severe high blood pr...
People come off antidepressants for a variety of reasons. In a best-case scenario it is because medication has helped and they feel it's time to move forward, but this is only one outcome. When the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK conducted a survey of 817 people on this very topic they identified six key reasons why people stop: Felt better (219) Side-effects (213) Didn't help (175) Wanted to try without (45) Pregnant (39) On advice of doctor (21) It was also interesting to learn how people stopped and what effect stopping antidepressants had. In this sample 36 percent stopped suddenly and 63 percent experienced withdrawal symptoms, with some antidepressants more likely than others to cause withdrawal symptoms. The drugs most likely to cause withdrawal symptoms were Venlafaxine (82%), Escitalopram (75%), Paroxetine (69%) and Duloxetine (69%). Those less likely to cause withdrawal were Sertraline (62%) and Citalopram (60%). The least likely to cause withdrawal symptoms were...
The hardest thing about quitting smoking is the withdrawal. Whether it’s the temporary physical withdrawal that subsides within days or the emotional withdrawal that can linger for months, we must find ways to address it without constant relapse. Withdrawal from nicotine is extremely unpleasant. It’s as if every cell in our bloodstream is crying out for something that it feels is absolutely essential to its existence. But if we can get past those feelings and remain smoke-free, the benefits are almost immediate. Within 20 minutes after our last cigarettes, we experience a drop in blood pressure, our pulse rate drops, and our extremities warm up as our capillaries expand. If we can get through the first eight hours, carbon monoxide levels drop to normal and oxygen levels increase. And after only 24 hours of being smoke-free our chances of experiencing a heart attack are reduced. After about two days, we start to experience improvements in our ability to smell and taste...
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